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April 13: Wild Foods and Medicines of Rock Spring

10 a.m.–2 p.m.

Join us for a fun-filled educational walk and get more connected to nature by learning a little about wild foods and medicines that abound in Marin.

2015-NPW-04-13-Allium-Rock-Spring-webCome for a hike starting promptly at 10:00 AM (for about 4 hours) to learn about wild foods and medicines that abound in Marin. Join ethnobotanist Jolie Egert Elan for this fun-filled educational walk and connect deeper to nature. We’ll discuss how to identify common plants and use them for food and medicine. Learn how to distinguish useful plants from their poisonous cousins. Come immerse yourself in the myths, medicine and culinary possibilities of the wild plants of Rock Spring.

The walk will be friendly and slow paced. This walk is not a forage and wild plants will not be harvested, only greatly appreciated. Bring a lunch, water, and comfortable walking shoes. You might also want to bring a notebook, a magnifying glass (or loupe), and a camera.

Directions: Meet at the Rock Spring parking lot at the corner of Pan Toll Road and Ridgecrest Blvd., Mt. Tamalpais State Park, about a mile-and-a-half on Pan Toll Road, uphill from the state park ranger station at Pantoll.
When: Monday, April 13, stating promptly at 10:00 AM and ending around 2:00 PM

For more information, contact Jolie Egert Elan, M.S.  510.666.WILD (9453)
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